Congratulations to all those who have entered the Cumbria Education Trust My Money Week Competition this year.

More Handles came up with the theme of designing a front door and handle that linked with living in Cumbria.  We received entries from across the nine Cumbria Education Trust schools with pupils aged from 4 to 18 years. The entries included designs of local people, beautiful areas that students and pupils enjoyed visiting and objects you only find in our region.  Some of the comments provided as to why the designs were chosen were very moving and reflected the unprecedented times we are living in. Cumbria Education Trust works each year with Young Money as part of their My Money Week supporting the delivery of financial education to Primary and Secondary Schools in the UK.

Paul Nelson from Cumbrian firm ‘More Handles’ was tasked with the difficult role of Head Judge.  Paul said; “I honestly think they are all brilliant, it is very hard to decide which entry deserves the prize the most”.  Paul loved the overall winning entry and, in particular, the door handle which was designed in the shape of local delicacy ‘The Cumberland Sausage’.  The winning competitors from each school will all receive a cheque for £50 to go towards a Junior ISA with the winning student receiving a £100 cheque towards a Junior ISA.

Lorrayne Hughes, Chief Executive of Cumbria Education Trust said “ I am delighted with the standard of entries this year and the range of designs on each door showing off the best of our local area.  It is fantastic to see one of the younger pupils across our Trust Schools winning the overall prize too. This competition goes from strength to strength and we have worked collaboratively with an amazing range of local businesses over the last five years for this Cumbrian themed competition including; Innovia Security, Lake District Pound, Cumberland Building Society and Carlisle Lake District Airport.

The prize funds for the competition this year have been kindly sponsored by Direct Rail Services and we would like to send our thanks to them for their financial contribution. We would also like to thank More Handles for judging the competition this year and coming up with such an exciting theme.”

Watch the video below to see this year’s winning entries from each school and overall winner: